February 2015 Table of Contents

Features
Cool Tools for 2015 ToolsCool Tools for 2015Cool Tools for 2015Cool Tools for 2015 Cool Tools for 2015

Noteworthy products from the annual STAFDA show. Read more

Building Outdoor Cabinets Building Outdoor Cabinets

Use exterior-grade panel products and stainless-steel hardware to construct a kitchen with plenty of storage. Read more

Site Work: Roughing Out A Lot Before Construction Site Work: Roughing Out A Lot Before Construction

Excavation contractor George Bothelho takes us from a tiny ramshackle cottage on an overgrown lot to a roughed-in site that’s ready for the framers. Read more

Letters
February 2015 Letters Letters February 2015 Letters

Installing stone veneer along a sloped roofline; additional photos of the project written about in "Building an Eyebrow Dormer" (Dec/14) Read more

Q & A
Calculating Attic Ventilation Q&A Calculating Attic Ventilation

Code requirements are based on attic square footage, but it's important to also consider volume. Read more

Q&A Keeping Air Tools Going in Winter

A few tips will help your pneumatics work better in the cold. Read more

Q&A Weather Resistive Barrier Behind Brick Veneer

Because brick is highly porous, installing the proper WRB is critical to protecting the sheathing. Read more

Energy
Energy Minisplit Installation on an Interior Wall

Much less expensive to install than an oil-fired hot-water heating system, minisplits are extremely efficient too Read more

The Science of Kitchen Ventilation Energy The Science of Kitchen Ventilation

Cooking causes indoor air pollution. The obvious answer is to install, and use, a range hood and fan, but how well do they really work? Read more

Products
Whirlpool HybridCare Heat Pump Dryer Products Whirlpool HybridCare Heat Pump Dryer

This ventless clothes dryer re-uses excess heat instead of generating more. Read more

Top Knobs Mercer Collection Tango Series Products Top Knobs Mercer Collection Tango Series

This elegant split design lets users see through to the cabinetry beneath. Read more

Kokille Easy-Install Decorative Post Caps Products Kokille Easy-Install Decorative Post Caps

An integrated nail means these post caps need only a mallet for installation, no drilling required. Read more

LeakSmart Leak Detection Sensors Products LeakSmart Leak Detection Sensors

Keep small leaks from causing big problems with this auto-shutoff device. Read more

Mohawk SmartStrand Forever Clean Carpet Products Mohawk SmartStrand Forever Clean Carpet

Hardwoods are popular, but add a little warmth and softness to spaces with carpet that's easy to clean. Read more

Grace Vycor enV-S Self-Adhered Weather Barrier Products Grace Vycor enV-S Self-Adhered Weather Barrier

With no fasteners or joint treatments needed, this weather barrier installs quickly and seals tightly. Read more

Titebond Roof Plus Sealant Products Titebond Roof Plus Sealant

This all-around useful roof sealant works with numerous materials and substrates. Read more

Geny GH-524 Trailer Hitch Products Geny GH-524 Trailer Hitch

The GH-524 offers a higher capacity than other 2-inch hitches. Read more

Flir TG165 IR Thermometer Products Flir TG165 IR Thermometer

Ease into energy management with valuable information from this compact tool. Read more

Carrier Cor Smart Thermostat Products Carrier Cor Smart Thermostat

Learn more about your energy consumption with this smart thermostat. Read more

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Products 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Easy truck bed access and an optional Wi-Fi hotspot give this truck mobile office capabilities. Read more

Toolbox
Stabila LAX300 ProLiner Laser Toolbox Stabila LAX300 ProLiner Laser

Sturdy enough to stand up to jobsite abuse, this cross-line laser can be used for plumbing walls, setting windows, leveling ceilings, and more. Read more

Backfill
Carpenter Gothic Backfill Carpenter Gothic

The carpentry that inspired an iconic American painting. Read more

Other Articles
Removing & Replacing Strip Flooring Removing & Replacing Strip Flooring

Tips and tricks for taking out old boards and blending in new for a seamless look Read more

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